Across the street, Robert Pattinson is seen on posters, magazine covers and says it's not me. "I do not recognize either the face or hair, nothing. It's like those people who can leave their body. "Perched on the terrace of a grand hotel in the morning sun, the hero of Cosmopolis (see pages 16-17), David Cronenberg, yet looks almost in his image. In quieter and softer, perhaps, and certainly more cheerful. He laughs all the time, a gaiety partageuse nothing disarms.
Subtle. The perennial question about celebrity, for example. The hero of Twilight, which caused a riot at its last coming in Cannes (the security guards had to carry it for him from 700 rabid fans), begins with a serious response. "The most frustrating thing is know that it's not me they love or hate. To provide support to a feeling that has nothing to do with who I am. "He thought." The paparazzi, we made it. But it's still weird to see these guys who decided to be assholes for life. We want to say: "Why did you choose this profession? Everybody hates you!" "He leaves in a big laugh, he can not stop." It's like people who put Contraventions parking. You watch them, they look all happy! Hmm, cool, I'm going to ruin someone's day! "
In Cosmopolis, Eric Packer is, gifted golden boy locked in his limo. The hero of a saga for adolescents in a Cronenberg on the fall of capitalism? This was the pitch for weeks, the idea being to wonder that Robert Pattinson might be interesting. As if winning a contract to several million dollars, when an actor is unemployed for three years - his case when he signed for Twiligh t -, was the act of a bewildered. Yes, Robert Pattinson is intelligent, cultivated, subtle. It also is essential, this beauty strong, disturbing, imperfect assembly of elements (long flat nose planted directly in the forehead, chin forward, bushy eyebrows). His piercing blue eyes. But it's not because he deceived, but as it probes.
When David Cronenberg was called, he jumped for joy, then fear. It must be said that the way the change. "David makes no repetition. A few days before shooting, I phoned him: "Do not be this much talking about, at least?" He said: "Oh, no, do not worry. It will just happen." "On set, he tried the old method:" I stayed locked up all day in the limo to experience what lived my character. I was hot, I sweated, I fell asleep, they had to shake me to shoot! "On the third day he leaves.
Confidence. Robert Pattinson, 26, grew up in London into a wealthy family. His mother works in an agency of supermodels, his father importing cars. Youngest, and he wears clothes like a doll by her two sisters, modeling casting calls registered by his mother. Movie buff and musician (he has his rock band), he enlisted at age 15 in a theater. At 17, he was spotted by an officer, shot two TV movies. At 19, he is the friend of Harry Potter in the fourth film of the adventures of the wizard. And then ... nothing. Three years of unsuccessful auditions. Twilight up.
He says touring with Cronenberg gave him confidence. "I saw the end of Twilight approach by asking me lots of questions:" What does it do, what are the choices? " Now I think: "I will choose what I like." "His" dreams "with Jacques Audiard turn." I love all his films. And then his male characters are amazing. I want to be like that. "For now, he will work with another French, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire (Johnny Mad Dog), a film about the hunt for Saddam Hussein. And probably in the next Cronenberg.
He lives in Los Angeles, as his girlfriend Kristen Stewart, a life 'special', where it is not really about going out for a coffee, but it's not going to complain. Just take one more anecdote: "When I go to a restaurant, if I'm a little drunk ... and I see someone with a phone, I said:" I photograph! "" Laughter on winning again. " So I get up, furious, I go to the table: "Show me your phone!" "This is the coast." Last time, I almost throw the phone out the window type. It did not take me a picture, he did not even know who I was! "
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